A 60-unit wooded, semi-primitive campground centrally located on a ridgetop between the Cranberry and Williams Rivers. Located off Forest Road 101 in Webster County. Approximately 13 miles from Richwood, WV and 3 miles from Dyer, WV.
Bishop Knob Specific…
Visited the camp site Columbus Day weekend and it was empty but for one RV camper. I imagine this site is a good back up if the Big Rock, Cranberry Campgrounds are full or you just wanted a spot that was quieter. Very well kept and had all the basics, water, toilet, picnic table, lantern hook, and fire pit.
The second loop was closed (presumably for the rest of the fall/winter season). The Monogahela National Forest website lists there being fishing nearby, but as far as i could tell you still have to drive to get to the water. We wanted to fish off our campsite so we did not stay over night at Bishop Knob.
Monogahela - Gauley Ranger District…
I found all three campgrounds easy to find and the signage from Forest Road 76 was suffiecient. We rarely had GPS on the back roads and mountain area in WV so be sure to print directions jic. Had service in Richwood though, which I recommend checking out if you have a rainy day or you need last minute camping supplies. They have an outfitter, Four Seasons Outfitter, that we purchased our firewood from (it rained so "dead and down" wasn't gonna help). They might sell fishing license too but we bought our fishing licenses from a different outfitter in Marlinton, WV. Marlinton is also a good pit stop.
This area of Monogahela was lovely, there were tons of great spots along the Cranberry River to explore. We heard and/or saw some wildlife/signs of wild life. No bears which is good I guess, we were careful not to attract them to our campsite. I was surprised not to see or be visited by a ranger while were at Monogahela (two nights) especially given that it was a holiday weekend.
I love the area, so beautiful. Good campsight as well. We were a bit worried about bears, but we kept all food and garbage in the car and never saw one
spectacular area to camp. it is a dirt road in and out, the camp host was super friendly and the vault toilets were clean.